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The A∴A∴ (Latin: Argenteum Astrum[1] or Greek: Άστρον Αργόν,[2] "Astron Argon", both literally; "Silver star", alternately, Latin: Arcanum Arcanorum,[3] is a magical order created by Aleister Crowley in 1907 after leaving the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.[4] It is a Thelemic magical fraternity in which the holy book of the order is The Book of the Law. Its motto is: "The method of science, the aim of religion."[5] While the AA∴ was not part of Ordo Templi Orientis, the O.T.O. did consider the A∴A∴ to be a close ally.[6]

Various lineages of the A∴A∴ survive today that can be traced back to the founders Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Llewellyn Encyclopedia
  2. "TOTSE". Archived from the original on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  3. Thelema.org
  4. Colin Wilson, Nature of the Beast; page 88
  5. James Wasserman, Practice of the Magical Diary; page 19
  6. Equinox Vol III No. I Pg. 198

Sources[change | change source]

  • Crowley, Aleister (1990). "An Account of A∴A∴" in The Equinox (Vol. I, No. 1). York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser.
  • Wasserman, James (2004). "Introduction" in Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary. York Beach, ME: Redwheel/Weiser

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